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UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE GRADUATE STUDIES


What is your passion? What will you discover? As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you’ll find yourself at the centre of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity. The University of Lethbridge is one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions.

Research Centres and Institutes

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A Place to Thrive

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Where Will You Go?

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Our Programs

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Multidisciplinary

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Our City

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Our Campus

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Our Facilities

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Student Support Services

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At the foundation of our graduate programs is a multidisciplinary and personalized experience. A collaborative environment is encouraged between faculty and students. This means you have flexibility in decisions regarding the research and learning path you take. At the U of L, we are committed to helping every one of our students thrive. From aiding with financial support to one-on-one mentorship to individualized career advice, you’ll find support every step of the way. When you graduate, you will have the confidence you need to succeed in whatever you do, whether that means pursuing further education, teaching in an academic setting or establishing a professional career. We’re here to help as you find the answers to your questions. As Alberta’s Destination University, the U of L gives you room to think, create and explore, providing a university experience unlike any other.

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Our faculty members are world-renowned researchers. They’re also your supervisors. Who you learn from shapes how you learn. At the U of L, you’ll work side-by-side with some of the best minds from around the globe. Our experts and researchers are working to find answers that are applicable and relevant to our world. As a student at the U of L, you are viewed as a partner and colleague and are given opportunities to collaborate and share your unique ideas. By convocation, the majority of our graduate students have either presented or published their findings, with more than 50 per cent publishing as the first author.

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Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden Associate professor (biochemistry) Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Strategic Chair in (RNA) Bioengineering Founder and director of the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute, University of Lethbridge Animated and excitable when he talks biochemistry, Dr. Hans-Joachim (HJ) Wieden brings a palpable enthusiasm to his teaching and research. As the founder and director of the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI), Wieden is part of a team that advances RNA research initiatives, one of the fastest growing fields in the life sciences with implications for many diseases, our understanding of evolution, as well as biotechnological applications and enormous economic potential. He is also the driving force behind the U of L’s accomplished International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) teams. ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/hj

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“Fluorine chemistry is definitely a strength that is unique to the University of Lethbridge, so this centre is a way to build on that strength by getting scientists together who are interested in this chemistry in order to share knowledge, conduct research and provide services and expertise that are helpful to industry.� Dr. Michael Gerken, C-CRAFT director U of L chemistry and biochemistry professor

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research centres and institutes The U of L is home to research centres and institutes that bring leading researchers together from across disciplines to address issues that affect our world and beyond.

• The Centre for Oral History and Tradition seeks to further excellence in the practice of oral history in our academic milieu and in the southern Alberta community at large.

• A consortium of the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge, the Alberta Gambling Research Institute supports and promotes research into gambling in the province.

• The Health Services Quality Institute seeks to transform the design, delivery and management of health services quality in Canada through research and education in partnership with key stakeholders.

• With implications for diseases, biotechnology and our understanding of evolution, the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute is dedicated to RNA research and training excellence in one of the fastest growing fields in the life sciences.

• The Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy is a multidisciplinary, cross-faculty institute dedicated to researching the long-term global impacts of demographic, economic and social issues related to changes in world population patterns.

• At the Alberta Terrestrial Imaging Centre, researchers are taking a decidedly big-picture view of the planet – one that can be seen from space. The centre focuses on remote sensing and imaging spectroscopy, applying their research to monitoring natural resources and the environment. • The Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience houses 16 principal investigators and their research students who together study the mysteries of the mind. • The first Canadian centre focusing on research and training around the element fluorine, the Canadian Centre of Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies brings together a local, national and international team with wide ranges of expertise in fluorine chemistry. • The Centre for Culture and Community facilitates the study of communities and their cultures, models community in its own practice, fosters interchange between communities (both academic and non-academic) and promotes academic and public interest in cultural and community-based research, creative activity and education.

• The Centre for Socially Responsible Marketing aims to educate students and empower non-profit personnel in areas of social marketing, sustainability and social responsibility, and non-profit marketing and management. • The Institute for Space Imaging Science explores our relationship with our own planet and our place in the universe using space imaging technology. This innovative approach allows us to see space and the cosmos in new ways, and discover answers to questions that push the boundaries of human understanding. • Focusing on privately held small businesses, the Small Business Institute helps bridge connections between researchers and the business community. • Researchers at the Water Institute for Sustainable Environments are analyzing water resources, including natural science analyses of watersheds, and water quantity and quality, while also considering aspects such as water policy and economics.

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What’s really happening in space? Dr. Locke Spencer (MSc ’05, PhD ’09)

“The Physics and Astronomy program at the U of L has opened my eyes to the exciting field of experimental astrophysics and has opened doors and provided career opportunities that I did not know existed.”

Locke Spencer (MSc ’05, PhD ’09) completed his master’s degree at the U of L and was the first graduate of the Earth, Space and Physical Science PhD program in 2009. Now he’s a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Experimental Astrophysics and has received $500,000 in funding over five years. Although he literally has the galaxy at his fingertips, he’s returned to his alma mater as a faculty member where he is developing sophisticated instrumentation to investigate the most far-flung and inaccessible areas of the final frontier. Today Dr. Spencer hopes to further advance our understanding of the universe by creating next-generation astrophysical instrumentation, and his work is helping to position Canada as a significant contributor to international research projects. “As a student at the U of L, I jumped at the chance to undertake a graduate research project that would give me experience with the development of instrumentation for a space telescope. I did not realize that such world-class research was not only taking place within, but also led by, research groups at the U of L. As a result I now collaborate with multiple researchers and institutions (including NASA and the European Space Agency) on a variety of research projects in astronomy and astrophysics.”

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Learn more about Dr. Spencer’s research: ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/locke

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A place where you can thrive. Not everyone learns the same way. That’s why it’s important to pick a university that matches your style. At the University of Lethbridge, you’ll work alongside some of the world’s brightest minds and most accomplished researchers in a highly supportive, multidisciplinary environment. The U of L was built on a commitment to students and the student experience, small classes and the Liberal Arts. Those founding principles are still at the forefront of what we do. Today the U of L is respected around the globe and is recognized as a researchintensive, comprehensive university. A collaborative environment between faculty and students is encouraged to allow for flexibility in decisions regarding research projects and learning directions. We want you to study what you’re passionate about because after all, it’s your education.

When it comes to how you learn, you can choose from a variety of programs that range in their approach from working one-on-one with a professor to learning through cohort classes. Some programs also offer part-time options or weekend courses. As a graduate student at the U of L, you’ll be part of a unique community. Our graduate students come from all walks of life with diverse backgrounds. They share regularly in intellectual debate and dialogue, both inside and outside the classroom. There is a vibrant culture that respects differing opinions while forming new insights. Through opportunities like speaker series, conferences and social gatherings, you can share, exchange and develop ideas with others along your journey.

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“The Three Minute Thesis was a great opportunity to practise explaining my research to a general population. It was both challenging and very rewarding to compress years of work into three minutes.� Luc Roberts, PhD student U of L first-place winner

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THRIVE “I really believe that our smaller • Imagine trying to condense years of complex research and fieldwork into one slide and a three-minute thesis. That’s the challenge (and opportunity) presented to U of L graduate students in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT), an exciting academic competition that assists current graduate students with fostering effective presentation and communication skills. • The THRIVE Professional Skills Program for graduate students provides optional opportunities for graduate students to develop competencies across the graduate student life-cycle that complement program curriculum. These competencies include developing teaching, research, career, personal and professional skills. THRIVE helps graduate students develop transferable skills in thematic areas such as communication, project management, employability, professional and research ethics, and information retrieval and management.

relevant, paid work experience in appropriate employment fields such as government, institutions and industry. The University, the employer and the student are in partnership to ensure an enriching experience toward the student’s professional development.

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• U of L master’s students Mohammad Akbari (Computer Science) and Hossein Naseri (Physics), along with mentor Dr. Howard Cheng, Mathematics and Computer Science professor, were the Canadian representatives and one of just 11 teams to qualify for the 2014 World Finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a competition that invites students to use technology to do amazing things. Their innovative software program utilizes video to capture a person’s hands as they play piano and converts it into sheet music. They are preparing to go to market with their revolutionary software.

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a more personal approach to encourage our top students to participate in these competitions. their talents on the world stage is something that I am quite proud of.” Dr. Howard Cheng Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

• The Co-operative Education/ Internship Option is available to students in the Master of Arts and Master of Science programs. Co-operative education is an educational model that formally integrates academic study at the master’s level with 11


“I was able to discuss my aspirations with many professors at the U of L. Their diverse ideas and interests helped to shape my education and my future.”

Learn more about Blake’s research: ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/c.blake

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How can I blend the theoretical with the practical in filmmaking? C. Blake Evernden (BFA ’09) Master of Fine Arts – New Media student It was his professors who encouraged MFA candidate C. Blake Evernden (BFA ’09) to continue on after his Bachelor of Fine Arts in new media to complete a master’s degree at the University of Lethbridge. Because of the vibrant creative community at the U of L and the flexibility of the program, he was able to join his visual arts background with his passion for filmmaking. This union between the two art forms has been the driving force behind his research. Today, concept artist, illustrator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, makeup and effects artist, actor and filmmaker are just a few of the accomplishments you’ll find on his CV. Blake’s research and current projects have taken him to places like Toronto and New York, and he is currently working on his third feature film. “The University of Lethbridge has allowed me the space to experiment and grow and try different things and fail and regroup and try other angles as much as possible. Without that latitude I wouldn’t have been able to figure out what was the right way to finish the project I’d started.”

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From the European Space Agency TO the Antarctic, the opportunities for graduate students are endless.

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Graduate studies is just the beginning of a journey that can take you anywhere. Compared to other graduate programs, the University of Lethbridge has strong success rates with more than 80 per cent of our graduate students convocating. Moreover, when our students walk across the stage in cap and gown, they do so with confidence, not only in their education but in their ability to succeed in their careers. With opportunities to publish papers, network with leading researchers and attend off-campus conferences, U of L students develop skill sets that prepare them for both academic and professional careers. In a recent survey, nearly half of all U of L graduate students went on to further graduate or post-doctoral positions and the remainder reported that they were working in their field. We live in a world where knowledge is constantly changing and new ideas are forming. How will you make a difference?

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At right: Logan Pryor (BSc ’09, MSc ’13) As part of his graduate studies, Logan spent time in Italy working at a European Space Agency lab that tests satellite components prior to their launch into space.


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“With a graduate degree I was able to move into a management position relatively quickly that encompasses all aspects of management. I have also been able to be a part of several research projects with the research skills I learned in my program.”

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What’s at the heart of not-forprofits? Gail McKenzie (BMgt ’07, MSc (Mgt) ’09) It’s a question that’s close to Gail McKenzie’s (BMgt ’07, MSc (Mgt) ’09) own heart. Having travelled abroad, Gail returned to Canada wanting to affect change in her own community. Today as the executive director of 5th on 5th Youth Services in Lethbridge, she is combining her research and managerial skills to inspire the next generation. “The not-for-profit sector in our country is so important to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to succeed in whatever way they are able,” she says. “In order to help people, organizations must be healthy and run well. I love facilitating the work that my staff is doing in the community and being a part of positive changes.” After completing her Bachelor of Management at the U of L, Gail continued on with her Master of Science in Management. The size of the U of L and Lethbridge were a great fit for her. Plus she had made a close connection with a professor, Dr. Mary Runté, and was very excited to work directly with her. While Gail’s research specifically focused on strategy in the not-for-profit sector, she says the program’s broad approach was very enriching.

Learn more about Gail’s research: ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/gail

“Being able to work on my own research was so rewarding. It was wonderful to be able to direct my learning in that way,” she says. “I also really appreciated the cohort design of the program. This allowed us to learn from each other and bounce ideas around. It also enabled me to learn about the other disciplines and research techniques that were not my focus.” 17


Degrees and Programs Whether you’re looking to further a professional career or want to advance research in your field, the following degree options will help you meet your personal and academic goals:

Master of Arts Agricultural Studies

Master of Counselling Applied Psychology Specialization: Counselling Psychology

Anthropology Archaeology

Addictions Counselling Agricultural Biotechnology Agricultural Studies

Art

Master of Education

Canadian Studies

Archaeology Biochemistry

Dramatic Arts

General

Biological Sciences

Economics

Educational Leadership

Chemistry

Education

Counselling Psychology

Computer Science

English

Computer Science and Geographical Information Science

French

Master of Fine Arts

French/German French/Spanish Geography German

Environmental Science

Art

Exercise Science

New Media

Geography

Theatre and Dramatic Arts

Health Sciences Kinesiology

History Kinesiology

Master of Music

Individualized Multidisciplinary Without a

Mathematics Individualized Multidisciplinary Neuroscience

Concentration or With a Concentration Concentrations: Social Science Concentrations in Anthropology, Kinesiology, Sociology, or Women and Gender Studies

Master of Nursing

Nursing Physics Psychology

Music

Master of Science (Management)

Native American Studies

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Master of Science

New Media

Accounting

Philosophy

Finance

Political Science

Human Resource Management

Psychology

and Labour Relations

Religious Studies

Information Systems

Sociology

International Management

Urban and Regional Studies

Marketing

Women and Gender Studies

Policy and Strategy


Doctor of Philosophy Biomolecular Science Concentrations: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Development, Structural Biology

As a comprehensive university, the U of L offers a number of programs at the graduate level. If you are interested in learning more about our School of Graduate Studies, please contact the SGS office at 403-329-5194 or visit ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies

Biosystems and Biodiversity Concentrations: Biogeography, Ecology, Environmental Science, Evolutionary Biology, Global Change, Physiology, Resource Ecology, Systematics, Water Resource Policy and Management

Earth, Space and Physical Science Concentrations: Astrophysics, Biophysics, Climate Change, Condensed and Soft Matter, Earth Systems, Geomatics, Geophysics, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanoscience, Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy, Water and Environmental Science

Evolution and Behaviour Concentrations: Animal Behaviour, Behavioural Ecology, Ethology and Comparative Psychology, Evolution and Cognition, Evolutionary Ecology, Evolutionary Psychology, Language Development, Sexuality

Neuroscience Concentrations: Behavioural Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Neuropsychology

Theoretical and Computational Science Concentrations: Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, Computer Science, Demography, Geophysics, Mathematical Biology, Nanoscience, Pure Mathematics, Statistics, Theoretical Physics

Education Concentrations: Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, Formal and Distributive Leadership, Counselling Psychology

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“I know that when I leave the master’s program, I will be thoroughly prepared to be a counsellor.”

How can yoga help students deal with stress? Kevan Bryant (BA/BEd ’12) Master of Education, Counselling Psychology student Kevan Bryant says her passion for research comes from a love of learning and being curious about how people can live their best, most healthy and most meaningful lives. As part of the Master of Education, Counselling Psychology program, she is working on creating a yoga-for-mental-health program that could be implemented into the education system to address mental-health conditions such as anxiety, stress and depression, and give students tools to help cope with these issues in their everyday lives. “The Faculty of Education is renowned for their programs. I completed my undergraduate degrees at the U of L and when I left the program I felt thoroughly prepared to be a teacher. So I know that when I leave the master’s program, I will be thoroughly prepared to be a counsellor as well.” When she graduates, Kevan hopes to work as a counsellor within the local community or education system taking a holistic and humanistic approach using yoga and art as tools for healing and self-exploration. Kevan is also the recipient of a long list of scholarships and awards.

Learn more about Kevan: ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/kevan

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MULTIDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENT At the U of L, Faculties aren’t silos. Our size, and particularly our culture, create a multidisciplinary learning environment that’s evident in our research, teaching and programs. •

As part of the Institute for Child and Youth Studies, researchers in anthropology, English, education, history, psychology and neuroscience are all collaborating to explore youth and childhood. By bringing minds together and exploring topics from multiple angles, they are finding answers and, perhaps even more importantly, discovering better questions.

The Faculties of Education and Health Sciences are collaborating to offer a Master of Education in addictions and mental-health counselling. The program has a strong clinical focus and incorporates evidence-informed theoretical perspectives and interventions.

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Offered as part of the Master of Arts and Master of Science programs, the individualized

multidisciplinary major helps facilitate critical dialogue across academic disciplines. •

The Doctor of Philosophy program is research-oriented and currently offered in multidisciplinary areas.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education provides a theory-rich, research-intensive, dissertationfocused series of study, learning and research activities, advances knowledge and contributes to the improvement of professional practice. Students will study theory and identify critical problems, issues and questions in one of the three concentrations: Learning, Teaching and Curriculum; Formal and Distributive Leadership; or Counselling Psychology. Graduates will be well prepared to conduct and provide leadership in research in a variety of settings and in their career contexts.

Graduate students can complete a Master of Fine Arts with a major in art, new media, and theatre and dramatic arts, by completing a thesis project that culminates in an exhibition, performance or presentation.

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“By participating in the co-op program at the U of L, I discovered a love of research that led me to pursue my PhD.” Harland Brandon (BSc ’12) PhD student, Biomolecular Science

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Why are some parents saying no to vACCINATIONS? Jillian King (BASc ’12) Master of Arts student

“I have been able to learn from experienced professors from other disciplines, which helps me think about my research from different perspectives.”

It wasn’t until she took an undergraduate anthropology course at the University of Lethbridge that Jillian King (BASc ’12) discovered she had an interest in medical anthropology, the study of human health and health-care systems. Since then, she has taken her interest to a new level and is currently investigating why some parents are saying no to immunizations for their children in favour of natural alternatives. It’s a current and controversial subject – and one Jillian is exploring through multiple perspectives as part of the U of L’s individualized multidisciplinary major in the Master of Arts program. “This is something public-health officials are concerned about, so I want to investigate why parents are choosing to explore more natural ways of dealing with immune health as opposed to getting immunizations,” she explains. “There is a lot of misunderstanding and possibly misrepresentation about this issue. It’s useful to have an understanding of the parental perceptions and practices, and to add an ethnographic perspective to the literature.” Learn more about Jillian’s research: ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/jillian

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Lethbridge is a place where ideas and people grow. Nestled in southern Alberta, Lethbridge is one hour north of the US border, two hours from the provincial borders of British Columbia and Saskatchewan and two hours south of Calgary. Moreover, with only an hour drive separating you from the mountains, your escape from the city is closer than you might think.

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Want to get a sense of what life is like in Lethbridge? Visit ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/lethbridge

Lethbridge is one of Canada’s sunniest cities.

In winter months, students enjoy sports such as snowboarding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. In the summer, the Rocky Mountains and beautiful lakes at Waterton Lakes National Park draw hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Lethbridge offers everything you need including short commute times, effective transit, health services, schools and one of the lowest costs of living in Western Canada. With a population of more than 90,000 residents, it is the perfect size, blending the energy of an emerging city with small-town friendliness.

You’ll never find a shortage of things to do. Lethbridge has a rich cultural diversity reflected in everything from its range of restaurants to ethnic groups and clubs. The city’s vibrant arts scene has a symphony, several art galleries and regular theatre performances. Lethbridge also has many recreational outlets including pools, golf courses, sports fields and more than 100 parks including a unique river valley that runs through Lethbridge and is one of the largest protected urban parks in North America.

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WEST LETHBRIDGE

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STUDENT RESIDENCES

The Lethbridge campus spans 500 acres and is a living, learning laboratory.

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Make sure you take a scenic tour of our beautiful campus at ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/campus

STUDENTS’ UNION BUILDING ANDERSON HALL 1ST CHOICE SAVINGS CENTRE

UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

TURCOTTE HALL

MARKIN HALL

ALBERTA WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE BUILDING (AWESB)

CANADIAN CENTRE FOR BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE (CCBN)

UNIVERSITY HALL

CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

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Regardless of your program, our world-class facilities will inspire you. •

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The U of L’s Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience is the only research facility of its kind in Canada, and it’s home to some of the world’s leading neuroscientists. By examining everything from disease, injury and experience, their work is advancing our understanding of the brain. A world-class facility, the Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building puts researchers and their students in the centre of southern Alberta’s living, learning laboratory where they study critical water and environmental issues, like climate change. The Centre for Financial Market Research and Teaching simulates financial markets with live data feeds, market information and continuous financial news. You use the same tools, techniques and data sets you will

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Nursing students gain exceptional hands-on learning in the Simulation Health Centre. The lifelike mannequins are extraordinary – they give birth, they have heart attacks, they even respond to medication – enabling students to practise their skills and critical decisionmaking in a safe and interactive way. The U of L Library houses approximately one million holdings. In addition to providing you with resources to help with your projects, assignments and research, the library boasts some of the best study spaces on campus, a new coffee shop and a spectacular view! The Centre for the Arts is the place on campus to indulge in the arts, no matter what your major. You can catch exciting shows, art exhibitions, theatre productions and musical performances

all year long. Any student with an interest can audition for a play, sing in our choirs or play with the wind orchestra, jazz or percussion ensemble. •

Imagine learning from one of the most significant art collections in Canada. The U of L Art Collection includes more than 14,000 art objects! Through exhibitions at the U of L Art Gallery’s main, satellite and online galleries, the collection is an important teaching and research tool.

With facilities like the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness, the Max Bell Regional Aquatic Centre and the Community Sports Stadium, there is never a dull moment. You can stay fit at the gym, play on one of many varsity or intramural teams and cheer on your fellow Pronghorns at games throughout the year.


“The facilities are incredible and I get hands-on experience with the research equipment.” Saturday Okeh (MSc ’14)

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“I want to take my research to rural communities and inform community care nurses so they have a better sense of the struggles that male caregivers face. Hopefully, they can use this information to tailor support for male caregivers that they will encounter.�

Learn more about Ryan’s research: ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies/ryan

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How do we care for male caregivers? Ryan Waldorf (BN ’06) Master of Nursing student Or more specifically, “How do male caregivers of spouses with dementia in rural southern and central Alberta come to understand their role as a caregiver?” It’s a question graduate student and registered nurse Ryan Waldorf (BN ’06) is investigating, and what he’s discovering, is concerning. “Over and over again, I am hearing from male caregivers that they feel they are invisible and the care they provide doesn’t matter,” he says. “What’s more, they say resources are thrust upon them, but the resources are not what they need or are comfortable with. What they are really looking for is to learn how to cope with their wives’ changing personality and emotions, and her personal care.” Ryan is taking his findings to community care nurses so they can use the information to tailor support for male caregivers. For Ryan, this will be a rewarding conclusion to his master’s program – which he believed was “out of his reach” as an undergraduate student. “It was my professors’ support – specifically that of my supervisor – that gave me the encouragement to pursue a graduate program,” he says. “As well, I have received a number of scholarships that have enabled me to further my education, while balancing family life and a career. Without the support I received, I would not be here.”

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We’ve got you Covered. Student support services. Your best interest is ours too. That’s why we have a wide variety of services to provide you with the support you need to be successful. Program Support | The School of Graduate Studies provides program-related support and information. Associated graduate studies offices within individual faculties provide program-specific information and advising. Contact the School of Graduate Studies for more information. Teaching Centre | The Teaching Centre offers workshops for graduate students on topics such as lesson planning, assessment of student learning, learning styles, classroom management, questioning strategies, professional relations with students and self-assessment. Counselling Services | Counselling Services focuses on improving your total well-being. Our counsellors are mental-health professionals who can help to facilitate your personal growth, academic skills development, and career decision-making while you are attending the University of Lethbridge. Accommodated Learning Centre | The Accommodated Learning Centre is here to help students with a wide

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range of needs. By providing learning strategies, technological support and exam accommodations, we create a supportive learning environment for every student. Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) | The GSA represents graduate students across campus and helps ensure their needs are being met by the University. Housing | The University of Lethbridge offers a wide range of on-campus living options, from single rooms to family accommodations. Demand is high for residence and applications are accepted online starting September 15 for the following fall semester. Apply early at www.uleth.ca/housing/onlineservices. Support Services for Aboriginal Students | Oki! If you are of First Nations, Métis or Inuit descent, we encourage you to take advantage of services designed to meet your specific needs. An office dedicated entirely to advising Aboriginal students is currently located in the Registrar’s Office and Student Services (ROSS).

Take advantage of the professional skills workshops offered, visit our health centre or make use of the University librarian dedicated to graduate students. For a full list of services, visit ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies

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Scholarships School of Graduate Studies Tuition Award: available to eligible students - $6,000 for domestic students and $13,000 for international students

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School of Graduate Studies Dean’s Scholarship: available to eligible students - $10,000 Graduate Assistantship: available to eligible students - up to $7,200 for two semesters School of Graduate Studies Fellowship: available to eligible students - $15,000 Travel Awards: available to help disseminate student research - up to $1,500 *Subject to change.

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passion? u discover? We would love to tell you more about the programs and opportunities available for graduate studies at the University of Lethbridge. Please contact our office and visit our website to learn more.

403-329-5194 sgsinquiries@uleth.ca ulethbridge.ca/graduatestudies

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School of Graduate Studies 4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4 403-329-5194 sgsinquiries@uleth.ca


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